On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 07:31:21PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote: > On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 06:38:26PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote: > > On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 06:17:14PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote: > > > Well, we are going to need to call internal C functions, often bypassing > > > their typical call sites and the assumption about locking, etc. Perhaps > > > this could be done from a plpgsql function. We could add and drop a > > > dummy column to force TOAST table creation --- we would then only need a > > > way to detect if a function _needs_ a TOAST table, which was skipped in > > > binary upgrade mode previously. > > > > > > That might be a minimalistic approach. > > > > I have thought some more on this. I thought I would need to open > > pg_class in C and do complex backend stuff, but I now realize I can do > > it from libpq, and just call ALTER TABLE and I think that always > > auto-checks if a TOAST table is needed. All I have to do is query > > pg_class from libpq, then construct ALTER TABLE commands for each item, > > and it will optionally create the TOAST table if needed. I just have to > > use a no-op ALTER TABLE command, like SET STATISTICS. > > Attached is a completed patch which handles oid conflicts in pg_class > and pg_type for TOAST tables that were not needed in the old cluster but > are needed in the new one. I was able to recreate a failure case and > this fixed it. > > The patch need to be backpatched because I am getting more-frequent bug > reports from users using pg_upgrade to leave now-end-of-life'ed 8.4. > There is not a good work-around for pg_upgrade failures without this > fix, but at least pg_upgrade throws an error.
Patch applied through 9.3, with an additional Assert check. 9.2 code was different enough that there was too high a risk for backpatching. -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + Everyone has their own god. + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers